IronBear wrote:I knew there was a reason why Ceaser was Chief Warlord. A quick fire conquest of Faq with some loyalists would allow Ceaser to set up his own side before Don can react. Plus stupid Jillian is just building up big fat treasury to boot.
I don't think so. It was clear that Don had bankrolled the founding of the new FAQ. What wasn't known before was if FAQ was truly independent, of if it required regular funds from the parent state. But now we know:
Epilogue 21 – Vinny wrote:[...] the black leather cap was necessary for receiving items, especially the occasional gem.
This pretty much guarantees that Jillian isn't just sitting on a fat treasury. She is using the funds to support those megalowgwiffs and the rest of her units. Or there would be no need for Don to keep sending her gems.
The only thing we don't know yet, if we every do find out, is if FAQ could be self supporting without TV, or if they are able to harvest a few megalowgwifs or disband some other units and reduce their support costs to a sustainable level.
DoctorJest wrote:He didn't ask about units. He asked about assets. Cash. Dinero. Clams. Stuff worth things.
In Stupidworld military parlance, "assets" are a common turn of phrase for what in Erfworld are typically called units. I'd be careful about jumping to the conclusion that Caesar is referring to schmuckers.
Tonot wrote:No. Because sex, sexual feelings, consummation, or even intention of sexual feelings, all have nothing to do with love. In mature societies* and even primitive ones, men can love other men with an intensity rivalling that between men and women. History is full of examples that men were taught of as children in an earlier time, in a more mature society.
Edit to add, in Greece, it was considered the primary human virtue, that you could love with absolute fidelity. You had duties to the State and Gods, they would have been primary, but pure faithful Platonic love for between two men was time and again extoled as perfection of character. One Greek man acting as a hostage , in faith, for another under a death sentence, while he goes away and returns. Second man does in fact return, to the amazement of the unfaithful Syracusians.
So I was economically pointing to the strength of his feeling. I said nothing about Ansoms return of it, or anything else about the relationship. My comment was the result of people reading Ansoms return as Vinny being presented with a rival, and it can not be so, he LOVES Ansom, is, as far as I can tell, merely having affectionate Nooky with Jillian, because he surely does not and never did trust her. Ansom is just one of the other people, including Wanda, that Jillian plays around with and Vinny knows that already!. How can that suddenly cause him any trauma? He has already dealt with the issue, as he has dealt with the same issue about Wanda/Jillian.
You might recall that Vinny and Jillian shared their love of Ansom. That Vinny broke through Jillian's own wall of hurt and remorse over Ansom's death by revealing to her his own hurt and remorse.
And also, which may be the 4th or 5th time I've posted this: Erfworld has no pregnancy. No venereal diseases. And from what we've seen, no state religions with a long history of intolerance, and no easy excuse that the Titans must hate gay sex because it takes a man and a woman to create a child. On Erfworld, it doesn't. You just park the kid in the production queue like any other unit, but it's not really a kid. It pops fully adult. No marriage, and so no 'blessing' of a union by the Titans. No childhood, and so no point in a unit's life where being sexually active can be frowned upon, as with sexually active minors on Stupidworld.
In short, there's no reason at all
that homosexual love should be any less prevalent on Erfworld than any other kind of sexual conduct. The relationship between Jillian and Wanda is only one example of this.